What are the best books about Tibetan Buddhism?

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    #1The Four Noble Truths

    The Four Noble Truths

    The Four Noble Truths is written by Dalai Lama XIV, edited by Dominique Side and translated by Thupten Jinpa which includes the essential guide to some of the central Buddhist teachings based on the recent UK lectures by his holiness.

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    Bryan Walsh
    Written on April 26, 2018
    " This book contains the essential guide to some of the central Buddhist teachings based on the recent UK lectures by his holiness. This volume includes:- ‘The Four Noble truths’, one of the most central tenets of Tibetan Buddhism. The need to balance spiritual and material values. ‘Compassion, the Basis for Human Happiness’"
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    #2The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Wisdom

    The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Wisdom

    The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Wisdom is written by His Holiness Dalai Lama which offers a simple breakdown of the Dalai Lama’s teachings such as insights on daily living, inner peace, compassion and justice for all those who are troubled. 

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    Harry Walker
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Hard to go wrong with this. I needed a book on the ways of the Buddhist and this came through with flying colors. What better way than to read about the teaching of the Dalai Lama? This book was very insightful and informative, providing me with everything i was looking for. "
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    #3Peace Is Every Step

    Peace Is Every Step

    Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life is a spiritual book written by Zen master and spiritual leader Thich Nhat Hanh. This Buddhism book was published in 1990 by Bantam. 

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    Juan Antonio Gálvez
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I truly enjoy all of Thich's books. His meditation technique is both practical and engaging. I am breathing better than before with an increased calmness. I love how he does not push you to be Buddhist but to accept love and peace. From time to time, I get so stressed out from work and life, with this book it really helps me bring down my anger, and mediate. I recommend this book to everyone."
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    #4A Path with Heart

    A Path with Heart

    A Path With Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life is a guidebook on meditation written by Jack Kornfield about how to integrate Buddhist spirituality with the American way of thinking.

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    Ruth Jordan
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This book is definitely a great manual to learning Buddhism, and the art of meditation. The author is a renowned teacher, which helps make the book a great learning guide."
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    #5The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching

    The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching

    The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation is a spiritual book written by Thich Nhat Hanh. It is first published in 1998. 

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    #6What the Buddha Taught: Revised and Expanded Edition

    What the Buddha Taught: Revised and Expanded Edition
    What the Buddha Taught: Revised and Expanded Edition with Texts from Suttas and Dhammapada is a guidebook by Walpola Rahula about the modern Buddhism. It has a foreword from Paul Demieville and 16 illustrations.
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    Víctor Chávez
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This is a great overview. If you want to learn more about Buddhism you should look at this. Although it isn't specific to Tibet. So you might want to look elsewhere if you want to know more about Tibetan Buddhism. "
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    #7The Places That Scare You

    The Places That Scare You

    The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times is a guidebook by Pema Chodron originally published by Shambhala in August 2002. It is about how to concentrate and live through dark and scary times.

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    Ao Zou
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This book was very interesting to read about and learn about. I found my self losing track of time, while wanting to learn more about what they were doing. I would recommend this to anyone looking to learn about the Tibetan Buddhism."
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    #8An Open Heart: Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life

    An Open Heart: Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life

    An Open Heart: Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life is written by His Holiness presenting a collection of meditations designed to help readers open their hearts when dealing with others, and introduces the fundamental philosophy of Buddhism.

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    Stephen Burke
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "There are so many good books on Buddhism that it is often hard to find a good place to start. This is a pretty darn good starting point though I would say there are better ones. You would not regret beginning your journey here."
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    #9Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World

    Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World

    Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World is written by Dalai Lama XIV which is a representation of all those chooses not to associate with any religious tradition, yet still, yearn for a life of spiritual fulfillment.

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    Vibhore Mistry
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "The intention of this book is to cultivate human principles that are highly needed nowadays, and from my opinion the author made them clear and enjoyable to understand. I think everyone should check for themselves whether it makes sense or not. Again, we can find that mindfulness and meditation are the primary tools for human beings to remove delusions and misconceptions in our mind"
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    #10The Dalai Lama's Book of Transformation

    The Dalai Lama's Book of Transformation

    The Dalai Lama's Book of Transformation is written by His Holiness aiming to inspire Buddhist and non-Buddhist which includes simple meditation techniques to transform one's attitudes to trigger love, compassion, understanding, and wisdom. 

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    #11The Diamond That Cuts Through Illusion

    The Diamond That Cuts Through Illusion
    The Diamond That Cuts Through Illusion: Commentaries on the Prajnaparamita Diamond Sutra is a Philosophy, Spiritualism, Zen Buddhism Reference Book written by Thich Nhat Hanh and translated by Anh Nuong Nguyen.
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    John Castillo
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "My interest in Buddhism led me to this book. It's quite insightful and full of gems of wisdom and knowledge that allows me a deeper understanding of this incredible religion. I bought extra copies to send to other people I know with a similar interest."
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    #12The Lotus Sutra

    The Lotus Sutra

    The Lotus Sutra is a Philosophy, Spiritualism, Zen Buddhism Reference Book written and translated by Burton Watson. It was published April 15, 1993 by Columbia University Press.

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    Frank Lane
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I have been Buddhist for many years and the Lotus Sura is a classic work. The English translation is extremely well done and serves the needs of any western lay-Buddhist. Only the most well-known Sanskrit words are used meaning that most can pick up the book and have little trouble reading it. This is one of those books that you can pick up and read piece by piece over a couple months. It is dense but well worth it!"
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    #13The Vimalakirti Sutra

    The Vimalakirti Sutra
    One of the most popular Asian classics for roughly two thousand years, the Vimalakirti Sutra stands out among the sacred texts of Mahayana Buddhism for its conciseness, its vivid and humorous episodes, its dramatic narratives, and its eloquent exposition of the key doctrine of emptiness or nondualism. Unlike most sutras, its central figure is not a Buddha but a wealthy townsman, who, in his mastery of doctrine and religious practice, epitomizes the ideal lay believer. For this reason, the sutra has held particular significance for men and women of the laity in Buddhist countries of Asia, assuring them that they can reach levels of spiritual attainment fully comparable to those accessible to monks and nuns of the monastic order.

    Esteemed translator Burton Watson has rendered a beautiful English translation from the popular Chinese version produced in 406 C.E. by the Central Asian scholar-monk Kumarajiva, which is widely acknowledged to be the most felicitous of the various Chinese translations of the sutra (the Sanskrit original of which was lost long ago) and is the form in which it has had the greatest influence in China, Japan, and other countries of East Asia. Watson's illuminating introduction discusses the background of the sutra, its place in the development of Buddhist thought, and the profundities of its principal doctrine: emptiness.
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    Robert Robinson
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "The ancient religion had it the best. No, I'm not talking about Zoroastrianism, I'm speaking of the buddah. The Vimalakirti Sutra is an ancient and holy book with tenets of spirituality that transcend time and to a degree space. This is really need to know stuff for all earth and for peace. It's not about teams and judgment and hate, it's a book of love."
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